Our Mini-Courses offer one-on-one private training at one of our indoor training facilities (St Paul & NE Minneapolis), in the large training spaces. The Mini-Course curriculum is adapted from our popular group class training, but without the "group" part! Each Mini-Course consists of 4 one-hour sessions, scheduled at your convenience and adapted to your schedule within our course offerings. We recommend meeting once per week for these Mini-Courses.
We have three Mini-Course topics available at this time:
Basic Obedience & Manners
Puppy Agility or Agility for Fun
More details are laid out below on the specifics of each of those mini-course programs.
Our mini-course curriculum is a set curriculum and we will not be able to cover any behavioral or off-topic issues. If you are looking for customized training, please click here for in-home training (we can also meet at a facility for these sessions) to better fit your needs.
When you click the registration link (further down this page) you'll be brought to a calendar where you can select your four sessions.
Please note: you must select four sessions during the registration process or your mini-course will not be complete.
Alternatively, if you aren't 100% certain of your upcoming schedule, you may also purchase a "package" of four sessions using the link on the registration page. The package sessions do not need to be scheduled all at once and will be held in our system until used. There is no price difference between buying your 4 sessions as a package, or scheduling them right away as single sessions.
This course is an adaptation of our regular in-person Puppy Training & Socialization group class curriculum, but in a one-on-one setting. We've also added some additional topics to help directly address the challenges of raising a puppy, including safe socialization activities and how to help prevent separation anxiety from developing, as well as Potty Training & Crate Training. Each session will have lecture time, demos, activity time for you to train your dog while we provide feedback, and time for questions throughout as well. This course covers Sit, Down, Name Game, engagement and socialization ideas, puppy biting, puppy chewing, impulse control exercises, ideas to keep your puppy busy, crate training, potty training and more!
This course is an adaptation of our regular in-person Level 1 Obedience group class curriculum, but in a one-on-one setting. Each session will have lecture time, demos, practice time for you to train your dog while we provide feedback, and time for questions throughout as well. This course covers Name Game, Watch Me, Sit, Down, Stand, generalizing behaviors, Come, Stay, polite greetings, Leave It, leadership skills, and Drop It.
This course is an adaptation of our regular in-person Puppy Agility or Agility for Fun group class curriculum (depending on your dog's age), but in a one-on-one setting. Each session will have lecture time, demos, LOTS practice time for you to train your dog while we provide feedback, and time for questions throughout as well. This course includes equipment such as jumps, tunnels, dog walk, A-frame, teeter, tire jump, table, and more! This course is repeatable. For students that have taken this course previously, or have taken Agility for Fun, we can do Agility 2 curriculum in your Mini-Course. Please note, this course is for fun and is not a competition or trial prep course.
Prerequisite - any of the following: Puppy or Level 1 Group Class, Puppy or Basic Boot Camp, Puppy or Basic Mini Course.
Mini-Courses are offered with Coach Abby H at the following locations and times:
Wednesdays at NE Minneapolis at 1pm, 2:15pm, or 3:30pm
Thursdays at St Paul at 1pm, 2:15pm, or 3:30pm
Generally, we post dates for sign up in conjunction with our Group Classes. That means dates are posted for 1-2 months out at a time.
(Please note, this is an embedded scheduling program, you may have to scroll WITHIN the grey area to see all options and buttons)
If you need to cancel your Mini Course session, you may receive a refund or transfer to another open spot if we are notified in writing at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Mini-Course cancellation requests must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org - please do not email your trainer.
Any cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to your appointment are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.